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#1248108 - 08/12/09 05:57 PM Drum Units (rhythm machine)?  
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Any suggestions for a drum machine?

I'm looking for something to use with my DP (Yamaha P-80).
Something I can take when I play a solo gig, to add some rhythm.

Not looking for one that requires hours of programming.

Anyone have experience with these, and suggestions for make/model?



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#1248138 - 08/12/09 07:29 PM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Piano World]  
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Not sure how you feel about using software on a laptop, but since I think pretty much all drum machines sound cheesy, I'll recommend it anyway. Have a look at Jamstix:

http://www.rayzoon.com/jamstix2.html

Looking at the GUI it may look daunting, and it can be if you want to control every aspect. Furtunately, it can be used from totally automatically to programing every hit (which IMO defeats the purpose of the software). On automatic, it can be set to react to your playing, such as playing more aggressively the louder you play the piano. It comes with many drummer styles, modeled after real life drummers. It is kind of hard to explain in words, but it really is an amazing piece of software and there's a demo version available. It's made for those of us who can't or don't want to program realistic sounding drum tracks.

You will, of course, need to spend some time to learn how it works, but it really does sound really good and "human".

#1248236 - 08/13/09 01:00 AM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Rented]  
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u can look for Korg i5m on ebay. good sounds too for cheaps


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#1248316 - 08/13/09 07:40 AM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Rented]  
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Thanks Rented,

I'm a little hesitant to use a laptop based solution, because that would mean needing to haul my laptop with me.

Plus the interfaces usually require more of your attention than something with buttons.

I will check it out however because it may be something I'd use for recording purposes.



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#1248348 - 08/13/09 08:47 AM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Piano World]  
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This one may be worth looking at:

http://www.musicgadgets.net/2008/02/05/alesis-sr-18-drum-machine/

The foot switch control would be useful in a live situation


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Frank, what did you end up selection for a drum solution for gigging?


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Band In A Box is very easy to use and sounds excellent.




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#2521841 - 03/16/16 08:52 PM Re: Drum Units (rhythm machine)? [Re: Piano World]  
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We're re-animating long-dead threads it seems. For what it's worth, I have Band In a Box, and it's great for static stuff, but for dynamic stuff, where you the performer decide to change tempo or anything else mid performance, it's not so good, and there are better tools out there.


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A sort of different approach: I had a Digitech JamMan when I played guitar. It's basically a loop machine with 99 banks for different sounds. It has some pre-programmed tracks with drums and/or bass and you can edit and add your own. You can add loops, change tracks, or turn it on/off on the fly, all with your foot.

I doubt you'd find the pre-programmed tracks adequate for playing out, but they'd give you something fun to play around with at home. I have to suggest reading up on loading drum tracks since I never made it that far - I ended up selling all my guitar gear to fund the piano and used it mostly to record my own rhythm tracks so I could play leads.

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Right now I use a Alesis SR18 drum machine.

It isn't the easiest thing to work with.

Our gigs these days seem to be geared more toward the older crowd, which means all I really need is something simple with basic rhythms.

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